After finishing his WWE adventure last year, Sting made his All Elite Wrestling debut in December. A short time later he formed an interesting alliance with Darby Allin, serving as his mentor. The 62-year-old has shown that he still has a lot to offer, although his performances in the ring are not too frequent.
As one of the most experienced figures in the AEW locker room, he was assigned the role of supervisor of the federation's emerging stars. During the latest edition of his now-famous podcast, Kurt Angle recalled his TNA debut.
The former Olympic gold medalist began his career as Sting's assistant, fighting Jeff Jarrett in the 2006 edition of 'Bound for Glory' According to some reports, 'The Icon' had no idea that 'The American Hero' had been added to the meeting until minutes before the show.
Angle spent fine words for Sting, calling him an example of professionalism and consistency.
Kurt Angle reflects on Sting
“Sting has always done his job in the best possible way. He didn't want to be disturbed when he was at home.
His profession began and ended in that period of time in which he was in the arena. Sting never did too much backstage politics, he didn't push to be the champion. We are talking about a very good performer, capable of putting the company above his personal interests.
He never asked to be the face of the federation or anything like that, he just wanted to contribute” - said Kurt Angle. “These are the things I've always loved about Sting. No politics, excellent attitude and availability towards everyone.
I was never told that Sting did anything political or tried to rise above everyone else. He kept his mouth shut and did what was asked of him” - he added. Kurt Angle's career ended at WrestleMania 35, where he was surprisingly defeated by Baron Corbin.
Certainly not the ideal ending for an absolute icon of modern wrestling. Jim Cornette opened up about the biggest mistake AEW is currently making with Sting. "But they also gotta have Sting do the Scorpian Death Drop, or do something physical on every television program, apparently now so that, sooner or later, very soon, people will get tired of that and start seeing through that.
Oh, now, here comes a spot where Sting has to do something to somebody. When you do it when it counts, it means nothing because they've seen it 15 f**king times," Jim Cornette said.